Barrie J. Hurwitz, MB, MRCP, FCP(SA) - Neurology

Dr. Barrie J. Hurwitz reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Hurwitz is Associate Professor of Neurology and Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He has served as principal investigator on several research projects regarding the treatment of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Education and Training

MB: Witwatersrand University Medical School, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1968

Internship in Medicine and Surgery: Johannesburg General Hospital, Witwatersrand University Medical School, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1968–1969

Senior House Officer in Medicine and Pediatrics: Johannesburg General Hospital, Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1970–1971

Residency in Internal Medicine, including Cardiology and Neurology Rotations: Johannesburg General Hospital, Witwatersrand University Medical School, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1971–1973

Fellowship in Neurology: Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, 1974–1976

Certifications

College of Physicians of South Africa

Royal College of Physicians (London, Glasgow, Edinburgh)

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Appointments

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC:

  • Associate Professor, Community and Family Medicine, 1986–present
  • Associate Professor of Neurology, Department of Medicine, 1986–present
  • Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine, 1985–1986
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Neurology), 1978–1985

Clinical Assistant Professor in Neurology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1977–1978

Instructor in Neurology, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, 1976–1977

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

Compensation for lectures received from:

  • Serono Labs, Inc.
  • Novartis
  • Berlex Laboratories

Current as of: January 10, 2014